New EV chargers coming to Ontario
Funding for the project, with a total cost of over $4 million, is through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP).
Essex Powerlines is launching the project, Charge Up, which will accept applications from qualified recipients who propose to install charging infrastructure in public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces or for light-duty vehicle fleets. Essex Powerlines plans to have all EV chargers available by September 2023.
Since 2015, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more accessible for Canadians. These investments support Canada’s mandatory target of ensuring all passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035 and are critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change goals and building a cleaner, healthier future for all Canadians.
To date, over 125,000 Canadians and Canadian businesses have taken advantage of the federal incentive to purchase a zero-emission vehicle. ■